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05 April 2011 @ 03:21 pm
Buh-bye LJ (well, kinda)  
I've been here on LiveJournal for a little over 2 years (last month was my 2 year blogviserary!), orginally joining because of the awesome (and still awesome) costume community here, but lately it seems like there is this huge exodus of costuming LJ-ers to more blogger-friendly sites like Blogspot. And this is something I totally get, since LJ is very informal and not the best host when it comes to online portfolios. With that in mind, I've been contemplating making a switch over to a more user-friendly site for showing off costumes (unfortunately, being a poor college student prevents me from buying my own domain name) for quite a while, and finally did so. With that I present to you my new blog, Anna in Technicolor:

http://annaintechnicolor.wordpress.com/

I'm not leaving LJ. I don't post here that often and I don't think I would be that sorely missed if I did leave, but I do like the informal nature of LJ and many other aspects of its quite informal nature. That being said, I plan my Wordpress blog to serve as a way to showcase my costumes in a portfolio setting, but also have a place to include tutorials and in-progress pics of costumes in a more organized manner than I can currently do on LJ.

I've already posted a few entries there, mostly about the dress and quilted bonnet that I've been working on this month. I suddenly have this huge urge to get back into costuming with a renewed fervor, and it is my hope that this new blog will showcase my costumes and include only (or mostly only) sewing-related content, unlike my LiveJournal which started with the same idea but was soon interspersed with "I hate school" and "look what I just bought" posts. I already have posts planned for the rest of the week, and am currently writing a little tutorial on modifying the LM Pereline pattern into a mantle. I definitely don't plan on posting everyday, but I do want to get in the habit of blogging more, and since I've been sewing everyday (after an internship falling through and taking an online class this quarter, I suddenly have lots of time on my hands) I now have more interesting things to post about.